2nd International Workshop on Main Trends on 5G and beyond Networks (MT5Gnet)

Given the ever-increasing traffic demand and required quality of services, current wireless access networks will soon reach their limit. For this reason, it is foreseen that the commercial deployment of the first 5G networks will probably occur by 2020 and will respond to a set of predefined requirements mainly, shorter end to end latency (in the order of ms), higher number of connected devices (in the order of millions per square kilometer) and higher peak data rate per user (around 4 times of current 4G).

Nevertheless, to respond to these above trends, important technical challenges still need to be solved. Today, 5G is a hot research topic, gaining increasing popularity, not only among researchers in academia and industries but also among standardization bodies.

The goal of this workshop is to expose the latest insights and innovations from industry and academia on 5G networks and beyond. Our intention is to make this workshop attractive through active exchanges, particularly with round table discussions.

The workshop will include the following sessions:

  • Regular paper session: Presentation of accepted regular papers.
  • 5G Standardization session: Invited keynote speakers will present main advances in standardization efforts for 5G networks.
  • Round table session: Prestigious invitees from industry and academia will be involved in a round table session to exchange around hot topics in 5G networks. Questions released during this session will be collected via the workshop website.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Physical layer & hardware related topics: Waveforms, synchronization; Massive MIMO; Modulation schemes; Carrier Aggregation; Full duplex systems; New trends in channel models and usage of novel frequency bands (e.g. mm-wave, terahertz communication) …
  • Backhaul/fronthaul related topics: Joint design and optimization of radio access and backhaul/fronthaul networks; Optimized backhaul/ fronthaul integration and control; Control and data plane split
  • Architecture related topics: Flexible RAN architectures and C-RAN; SDN / NFV; Edge/cloud/fog and their tradeoffs; Novel mobility management protocols
  • MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC related topics: Interoperability with existing RATs; Resource management schemes with novel requirements (HetNets, D2D communications, spectrum sharing and carrier aggregation); Multi-connectivity approaches and related system enablers, ultra-dense networking and cell-less concepts, massive MTC, UAV-assisted networks, low-latency high reliability (URLLC) aspects, V2X.
  • Standardization & regulation



Afef Feki, Nokia- France  <afef.feki@nokia.com> ,
Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland,  <bennis@ee.oulu.fi>,
Ghaya Rekaya-Ben Othman, Telecom ParisTech, <rekaya@telecom-paristech.fr>,
Mustapha Amara, Huawei- France, <mustapha.amara@huawei.com> ,
Berna Sayrac, Orange, France, <berna.sayrac@orange.com>,
Rath Vannithamby, Intel Corporation, USA <rath.vannithamby@intel.com>

Submission deadline: 19 March 2018.
Notification of acceptance : 6 April 2018.
Camera-ready deadline:  20 April 2018.

The Workshop paper submission has to be performed electronically via the EDAS paper management at: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24563&track=86522